Dec 6, 2012 2:00am PST
clashes between supporters and opponents of president morsi. morsi assumed near absolute powers. the opposition is vowing more protests later today. >>> so this morning two australian radio hosts are apologizing for a prank call that is getting world wild attention. it's a head scratcher. the hospital where britain's duchess kate is being treated for acute morning sickness is where this all happened. nbc's annabelle roberts is live with the latest on this including her latest visitors. >> reporter: the latest on the condition, let's start with that. she's resting and feeiling better. she'll remain in the hospital for a little longer. her husband william has been add her bedside every day, pippa went last night and also her mother carol. this is what got everyone talking is that phone call. two australian radio deejays posed as the queen and prince charles and rang the hospital which is one of the most exclusive hospitals in the country. they were put through to the nurse who allegedly gave them an update on kate's condition. have a listen. >> hello, good morning. >> hello there.
Dec 6, 2012 10:00am PST
vehicles after protesters ignored a presidential order to vacate the area. president morsi is scheduled to address the nation later today. nbc's jim maceda is live in cairo. jim, what is the latest on what i know is a fast-moving story? >> reporter: hi there, chris. president morsi, as you say, was to broadcast a recorded statement on tv about 2 1/2 hours ago. that has not yet happened. he's expected to talk about and explain his moves over the past two weeks, starting with that controversial decree of november 22nd. recall that's the one that gave him the monopoly on power. he's expected, according to the experts here to offer the opposition a way out of the mess, which was floated yesterday by morsi's vice president. it's a compromise where both sides would work on amending those contentious, about 15 contentious articles of draft constitution, bud but they'd both agree on the specific december 15th day for the referendum. right out in both sides are very, very far apart. meanwhile, tense here but a lot calmer, chris, around the presidential palace tonight than it was yesterday at thi
Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
. i'm chris hayes. a draft of egypt's new constitution will be delivered to president mohamed morsi today. private first class bradley manning accused of leaking classified documents to wikileaks will return to court in fort meade maryland. right now i'm joined by richard a renberg. allen frumin who retired as parliamentarian of the u.s. senate last year. this is his first interview since then. akil amar and sterling professor of law at yale law school. and msnbc contributor, victoria defrancesco soto. great to have you all here. all right. if president obama wants to get anything done in his second term, democrats in the senate will have to overcome one major obstacle, the filibuster. since democrats took control of both chambers of congress in 2007, republicans have used the filibuster as a bludgeon against them to pass basic legislation. the senate bills that actually passed has dropped from just over 25% to a record low of 2.8% this year. the rate held steady at 10% through the clinton and bush years and then plummeted when democrats took control of congress in 2007. that is due